Guns N’ Roses – Sympathy For The Devil

Guns N' RosesHace ya un tiempo, en nuestro abandonado grupo Silencio de, lanzaba una cuestión para recoger las mejores versiones de canciones. Y ésta, en mi opinión, es la ganadora indiscutible. La simpatía por el demonio llegó a cotas de perfección gracias a la cover de Guns N’ Roses y no a sus padres originarios, los Rolling.

Poco más se puede decir de una melodía tan mítica, a parte de que se popularizó en la banda sonora de Entrevista con el vampiro y que fue incluida en su disco de Grandes Éxitos (2004). Eso y que se comenta que fue la canción que rompió la banda… casi nada 😉

Canción original de los Rolling Stones. Otras versiones: Natalie Merchant, Pearl Jam, U2, …


Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of wealth and taste
I’ve been around for a long long year stolen many man’s soul and faith
I was around when Jesus Christ had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you is the nature of my game

Stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was a time for a change
I killed the Tzar and his ministers, Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank held a gen’rals rank when the blitzkrieg
raged and the bodies stank


I watched the glee while your kings and queens fought for
ten decades for the Gods they made
I shouted out «Who killed the Kennedy’s?» when after all
it was you and me
Let me please intruduce myself I’m a man of wealth and taste
And I lay traps for troubadors who get killed before they reach Bombay


Just as every cop is a criminal and all the sinners, Saints
as heads is tails, just call me Lucifer ‘cause I’m in need
of some restraint
So if you meet me, have some courtesy have some sympathy
and some taste
Use all your well learned politesse or I’ll lay your soul to waste


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